hug: v. - to clasp or hold closely, especially in the arms, as in affection; embrace.
Your hugs were comforting and warm, nurturing and sweet-smelling. I remember how you used to hug me on those cold days. The rain outside was softly kissing the roof, and as we watched the small droplets run down my bedroom window you would put me on your lap and wrap your arms around my body. I was so tiny compared to you. The way you smiled in my cheek as I snuggled further into your chest will forever be engraved in my memory.
On those chilly winter days you would always find time to hold me. There was always a way- whether it was just clasping my hand in yours, loosely slinging your arm over my shoulder, or even brushing your hand across my cheek to move the lost strands of hair that escaped my hair tie. The way your snug arms wrapped around me told me how much you loved me. The soft circles you drew on my back and the way you rested your face within the crook of my shoulder made it seem like I would forever be the only girl who would feel that kind of touch.
Whenever you cradled me in your chest, the smile on your face would spread so big- I would do anything for you to smile so genuinely like that again. Sometimes while waiting at an intersection on the streets you’d pull my arm towards your body. I could feel both our hearts thumping against our chests and our pulses rushing through our veins. The way your lips kissed your teeth and your eyes sparkled gently filled me with love and never failed to make me smile. When we snuggled in your small bed we squeezed as close as possible in hopes of catching each others’ breaths with our lips. I can still remember the smiles and small moments we shared.
Hugging is intense and beautiful; it shows affection in its simplest form. From an early morning embrace from your lover to a friendly hug from your closest friend outside a coffee shop before catching up with each other, hugs are valuable and unique. Some are tight; some are snug; others are loose- all hugs feel different from one another. When you embrace someone, the feeling of their heart beat against your chest is indescribable and holds so much meaning. A hug is the perfect way to make anyone feel at home with a single touch. When the heart beats fade during a late night fiasco and it is time to say goodnight, a single hold can make the most erratic person drift off peacefully. To hold someone significant in your arms and tell them your darkest secrets from the back of your mind shows true love. All great love stories come from a single look or touch- just enough time to blow one’s mind away forever.